Residency Program

The two-year pediatric dentistry residency program, started after graduation from dental school, immerses dentists in scientific study and clinical experience. The trainee learns advanced diagnostic and surgical procedures, along with child psychology and clinical management, oral pathology, child-related pharmacology, radiology, child development, management of oral/facial trauma, care for patients with special needs, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

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University of Toronto

Graduate Programme in Paediatric Dentistry
Department of Paediatric Dentistry , Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto
124 Edward Street
Toronto, Ontario, Ontario M5G 1G6
Phone: (416) 979-4926 Ext. 4315
Fax: (416) 979-4936

Program Length and Number of Positions

This is a three-year program beginning late June of each year. Up to three new positions are offered each year.

Program Type

Combined university- and hospital-based graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry. Students may proceed to a Ph.D.


The application deadline is September 1 of the year preceding matriculation. Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be addressed to:

Division of Graduate Dental Education, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G, 1G6 Canada.


The students accepted for the Graduate Degree Program in Paediatric Dentistry are required to undertake academic study of the subject for a period of not less than 36 months. The curriculum is balanced in both didactic and clinical areas encompassing all aspects of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The clinical program will be evenly divided between the departments of Paediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry and at the Hospital for Sick Children. The majority of the didactic program will be given at the Faculty of Dentistry. Some of the clinical instruction will involve rotations to other hospital and public health community clinics. Externships are required to native communities in northern Ontario. Excellent research opportunities exist both at the faculty and hospital. Upon completion of the program the student meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry examination and Royal College of Dentists of Canada fellowship examination.


The student must complete all required clinical and didactic courses within the three-year period. A research project must be undertaken which will be defended as a Master of Science thesis, in accordance with the standards set by the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. Most didactic courses are given or directed by members of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry. Core courses are multidisciplinary, such as statistics, and are given to all specialty students at the Faculty of Dentistry. In the second and third year a significant amount of time is allocated for research.

Program Stipend and Tuition

Residents are eligible for student loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries. Residents will be paid a per diem for after hours call and teaching activities. Tuition is $12,000 with an instrument fee of $1,429 (Canadian funds).


• Department of Paediatric Dentistry,Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto
• Hospital for Sick Children
• Bloorview MacMillan Centre
• Mount Sinai Hospital
• Moose Factory General Hospital
• City of Toronto Public Dental Clinics

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission:

• D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent (may be in final year of undergraduate program)
• Application form
• Official transcripts showing grades
• Autobiographical letter
• Two letters of recommendation

Program Strengths

• Comprehensive program with extensive didactic and clinical exposure to all areas
  of paediatric dentistry, dentistry for the special child and orthodontics
• Strong clinical program provided at the Hospital for Sick Children, Faculty Clinic and
  City Schools Public Health Clinics where students will be exposed to all types
  of clinical conditions and are expected to become proficient in those areas
• Very strong research program, either clinical or basic science, leading to a Master of
  Science or Ph.D.
• World class graduate education/research oriented dental faculty with M.Sc. requirement
• Committed to educating future academics, researchers and clinicians in
  paediatric dentistry and has modified curriculum to a three-year degree programme
  in order to meet this departmental objective

Program Faculty

Paul Andrews, B.Sc., D.D.S., Dip. Paed., F.R.C.D.(C), Assistant Professor,
    Paediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Edward Barrett, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.S., Associate, Paediatric Dentistry (part-time)
Michael J. Casas, D.D.S., M.Sc., Dip. Paed., F.R.C.D.(C), Assistant Professor, Paediatric
    Dentistry (part-time)
Peter Copp, D.D.S., Dip. Anesthesia, Paediatric Dentistry
Clive Friedman B.D.S., Cert. Ped. Dent., Dip. A.B.P.D., Associate, Pediatric Dentistry
Douglas Johnston, D.D.S., M.Sc., Dip. Paed., F.R.C.D.(C), Associate Professor,
    Paediatric Dentistry, Chief of Dentistry, Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Judd, D.D.S., M.Sc., Dip. Paed., F.R.C.D.(C), Assistant Professor, Paediatric Dentistry
David J. Kenny, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dip. Paed., F.R.C.D.(C), Professor, Paediatric Dentistry,
    Director of Research, Hospital for Sick Children
Gajanan Kulkarni, B.D.S., L.L.B., M.Sc., Dip. Pedo., Ph.D., F.R.C.D. (C), Associate Professor,
    Pediatric Dentistry
Raymond Lee, B.Math., D.D.S., Dip. Pedo., M.Sc., F.R.C.D.(C), Associate, Pediatric Dentistry
Roxanna MacMillan, DDS, Residency Program Co-Director
Hashim Nainar, DDS, Residency Program Co-Director
Pavel Sectakof, D.D.S., M.Sc., Dip. Ortho., Assistant Professor, Orthodontics
Michael J. Sigal, D.D.S., M.Sc., Dip. Paed., Professor/ Head, Paediatric Dentistry
Sheila Smith, D.D.S., Dip. Ortho., M.Sc., Associate, Paediatric Dentistry
Howard Stein, B.Sc., D.D.S., Dip. Paed., Med., M.R.C.D., Associate, Paediatric Dentistry
Keith Titley, B.D.S., L.D.S., R.C.S., M.Sc.D., Dip. Paed., Professor, Paediatric Dentistry
Michael Weinstein, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.R.C.P., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
John Wiles, D.D.S., Cert. Ped. Dent., Associate in Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry (part-time)

School Profile

Program Type: Combined
Program Director: Full-Time
Program Faculty: 11 Full-Time
6 Part-Time
Program Length: 36 Total Months
June 20 Start Date
Program Accreditation: Approved
State Licensure: Restricted License Available
Number of Entering Positions: 2-3
Tuition In-State: 12,000 First Year
12,000 Second Year
14,000 (by consideration) Third Year
Tuition Out-Of-State:
Application: 50 Fee
September 1 Deadline
Participant in National
Matching Service:
Participant in PASS: No
Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
US citizens from foreign dental
schools considered:
Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
Acceptance Applicant Ratio: 2-3:25
Clinic Experience: Orthodontics
Conscious Sedation
Hospital Rotations
General Anesthesia
Emergency Call
Operating Room
Oral Surgery
Infant Oral Health
Medically Compromised
Mentally Disabled
Craniofacial Disorders
Physically Disabled
Didactic Experience: Seminars
Literature Review
Case Conferences
Research Requirement: Thesis
Teaching Experience: 30 Clinic Half-Days
Yes Lecture/Presentations
Facilities: 14 Chair/Operatories
12 Dental Assistants
2 Dental Hygienists